HOUSTON -

Residents got the chance to speak out about the San Jacinto River's pollution problem.

The environmental protection agency hosted a meeting for the community early Thursday evening.

Their main issue is the San Jacinto River waste pits, which were built in 1964.

The pits have been leaking dangerous chemicals like mercury, lead and PCBs into the river, polluting the water and the animals inside the water.

The two corporations responsible for the pollution have put a cap to stop the leakage, but environmentalists say it was poorly made and is still polluting the river.